Published on March 31st, 2019 📆 | 1960 Views ⚑44
Manipulating the YouTube Algorithm – (Part 1/3) Smarter Every Day 213
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Renée Diresta is a Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust, where she researches unintended consequences of algorithms and works towards helping machines make better decisions. Renee also writes about disinformation and the changing face of information war — check out her essay “The Digital Maginot Line” (https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2018/11/28/the-digital-maginot-line) — and is a contributor to Wired Ideas (https://www.wired.com/author/renee-diresta).
Here are examples of some of the videos in question
(Open these videos in incognito mode so you don’t mess up your algorithm.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bfkZNh-NOE – 298k views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvA6fmfazCs 8k views
To say this presentation style is shady is an understatement. Quite interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-5_XJxJrPA – 107k views
Here’s one of the channels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0Rc8yD14JXkZUdZvOBgow
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